Wise Women + Wise Choices

The 2018 Wise Women + Wise Choices conference will be an inspirational event focusing on women’s spiritual, mental and physical health. The event, hosted by The Chamber of Flowood, will be held on Wednesday, September 11, at The Ivy from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

The chamber has gathered a panel of female experts to lead the discussion and answer questions related to women’s issues. The panel includes Dr. Shanu Meck, physician with East Lakeland Ob-Gyn Associates; Davy Flowers, Worship Minister from Pinelake Church; Sherry Toler, LPC, from Watershed Counseling and Associates; and keynote speaker Pam Tebow, mother of Heisman Trophy winner and professional athlete Tim Tebow.

Canopy Children’s Solutions and LifeHouse of Mississippi were chosen as the charities of choice which will receive a portion of the night’s proceeds.

Tickets to the event are $25 for students, $35 for individuals with special pricing for groups of 10 or more. Limited space is still available.

For complete information or to purchase tickets, please visit http://members.flowoodchamber.com/events/details/wise-woman-wise-choices-5462.

2018 Children’s Mental Health Summit

The Fifth Annual Children’s Mental Health Summit, hosted by Canopy Children’s Solutions (Canopy), will take place Thursday and Friday, May 10-11, at the Jackson Hilton Hotel in Jackson, Miss.

The theme for this year’s event is Every Child Can Be a Success: Creating Positive Outcomes. This two-day event will feature a half-day pre-conference on Thursday, May 10, with breakout sessions on varied topics that affect Mississippi families and children. The main conference will follow on Friday beginning at 8:00 a.m. featuring Scott D. Miller, Ph.D., of the International Center for Clinic Excellence as keynote speaker. In addition to the keynote, Canopy is pleased to welcome speakers Teresa R. Mosely, M.Ed, and Nick Hughes, M. Div., who will share their personal testaments of triumph over tragedy. A complete list of speakers and topics can be found on the event website.

“It is important that we provide tools to those who work with children so they can better support the intricate needs of the children they serve,” said Canopy CEO John Damon, Ph.D. “We have been very successful in bringing in speakers for the Children’s Mental Health Summit who challenge conventional thinking and broaden our skills as clinicians, teachers, social workers, child advocates and parents. I’m very excited about the opportunities that we will have again this year.”

Registration for the pre-conference is $50 per participant and $100 per participant for the main conference on Friday. Participants may choose to attend one or both days. These fees include the cost of materials, breaks, lunch (Friday only) and Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Licensed counselors and social workers can receive up to 9.5 CEUs for attending both days of the summit. Licensed educators may also receive up to 1 CEU credit for participation.

For complete information on the Children’s Mental Health Summit, including registration and information on overnight accommodations, please visit www.helpkidsthrive.org or contact Kym Williams at 601.352.7784.